Parent page: All About Queen Charlotte Islands
If you love touring and travel, the Queen Charlotte Islands is a destination you must plan on visiting. From nature trails to beautiful beaches, you will be spoilt for choice. The islands are located in the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Canada. Tourists can get to the islands by air or a ferry. The ferry takes approximately eight hours to arrive at the destination; therefore, making bookings is essential. Here are a few places you must visit while in Queen Charlotte.
Gwaai Haanas National Park
The National Park has been classified as one of Canada’s greatest treasures. Once in the park, you get to experience the rich scenery and history of the first settlers on the island. The artifacts on the island are priceless and safeguarded at all costs. Also, to enjoy your visit to the fullest, you have to camp there for a few nights. The park also has tour guides who guide tourists to the best locations the park offers.
Beauty Trails and Sea Walks
The Sleeping Beauty Trail is one of the favourites of tourists who have had the chance to follow it. The trail is adequately marked; thus, it is impossible for one to get lost even without a tour guide. The sea walk is also another one to try out. Starting from the visitors’ centre, the even path stretches along the ocean, and it is very suitable for tourists of all ages and even wheelchair friendly.
Ocean Tours and Kayaking
Taking a tour to the ocean is not only relaxing but also gives you the chance to see many more features of the island, you would have otherwise missed. Several boats are available with competent captains who take you out on the waters to see whales, seals and sea lions. If kayaking is more your thing, canoes are available for you to enjoy yourself on safer and more controlled waters.